You won't be disappointed.
I got one soon after they were released and mainly for that same multi-use purpose. Mine has almost every upgrade available. CF Chassis, CF Top plate, F & R towers, nerf bars, heat sink motor plate, Shiney CVDs, Ti Turnbuckles etc. Its been raced, drifted and driven hard, and still works flawlessly. One of my Fav. cars.
The 200mm is great for supporting most of the popular bodies. I have quite a few shells for mine. The car works great for many environments.
IF you can still find aftermarket parts, i would STRONGLY suggest looking at CVDs all around, a heat Sink motor plate, and the Robinson 1 piece topshaft.
Don't run both the top and bottom covers due to excessive heat. you can cut down the chassis protector if you are worried about rocks etc. I use the clear chassis protector over the chassis and it works perfect.
Check out the Rally thread we've got going. Sadly, the Raly racing in the US seems to have died off, but our european brothers are still at it.
Scale Stage R/C Rally
For drifting, you might look at heavier oil and adding more spacers to the shock bodies to reduce the body roll. (I had an old RS4 as a parts car, and I swap onroad shocks onto mine, but its only a backup car.)
Originally Posted by Poppa Wheelie
but if there were a certain body that I wanted to run that was 190, I can change it. Doubtful though.
If you are serious about narrower and making it 190mm, I would consider picking up a complete set of A arms F & R. and cutting down the old arms to use as 190. Keep in mind, you would also need to find 190 drive shafts as well and re-adjust your linkage every time. Might be more hassle than what its worth. MOST HPI bodies come in 200 and 190. Is there a specific body you really want?